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A: Estes does not haul the following hazardous materials:
For questions about hazardous materials, please contact our Safety Department by emailing Safety-Hazmat@estes-express.com, or by calling our corporate offices at (804) 353-1900.
A: Yes. HM-232 is a set of Department of Transportation regulations that requires all carriers to have a security plan in place and train all of their employees on hazardous materials security. This is to ensure that hazardous materials are transported in a safe manner and don’t become tools in terrorist plots.
For more information on federal hazmat laws and regulations, contact the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Research and Special Programs Administration at (202) 366-8553 or visit http://hazmat.dot.gov.
A: Yes, Estes requires both hazardous materials and tanker endorsements for all drivers.
A: No, Estes does not have an HM Safety Permit, which is required for high hazard materials (HHMs). Very few LTL carriers maintain an HM Safety Permit given the high level of liability associated with HHM transport. The FMCSA website lists carriers with HM Safety Permits if you are shipping HHMs.
A: No, we do not transport any hazardous waste.
A: Yes, regulations require that all employees who handle freight or work in close proximity to it receive training at hire and every three years. Estes exceeds that schedule by training all employees at hire and then every two years. Additional training is supplied as situations and regulations change.
A: Estes picks up approximately 1500 hazardous materials shipments daily, so we are very experienced in the handling of these materials.
A: The Bill of Lading for each hazmat shipment must contain the following information: number of packages, type of package, ID number, proper shipping name, hazard class, packing group number (if applicable), weight of the material, an emergency response phone number and a signed shipper’s certification. The proper order for the hazmat description is as follows:
See 49 CFR 172.200-205 on the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration website for full details.
A: This is a phone number listed on the BOL that allows emergency responders to get additional information on the hazards associated with a material. See 49CFR172.600-606 on the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration website for full details.
A: The shipper certification is the statement on the BOL that must be signed by the shipper certifying that the materials have been properly classified, described, packaged, marked and labeled for transportation.
A: Estes utilizes a third party administrator (TPA) to handle all emergency response efforts. This ensures that everything is done safely and that all required documentation is completed to meet all requirements in a uniform manner.
A: Estes utilizes a state of the art program that helps us ensure that all hazmat is loaded and placarded safely and according to applicable regulations.
A: Yes, our hazmat handling practices and procedures are consistent across our offshore operations.